Domestic tourism continues to skyrocket

More Aussies than ever before are choosing to holiday at home and are spending record amounts across the country, according to the latest National Visitor Survey. The results show visitor spending by Australians skyrocketed to a record $72.7 billion, an increase of 13 per cent, while Australians took a record 105.6 million domestic overnight trips…

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Freycinet National Park to receive major facelift

Tasmania’s stunning Freycinet National Park is set for a facelift with a $7.2 million funding injection from the Liberal-National Government for tourism infrastructure upgrades.   Federal Minister for Tourism Simon Birmingham said the Freycinet National Park was a “must-see” attraction for domestic and international tourists, with three quarters of visitors to Tasmania’s East Coast region…

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 A win for the Australian wine industry

10 April 2019 The Liberal-National Government has today reached an agreement with Canada to remove unfair restrictions on Australian wine sales in the province of British Columbia. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Canadian Government had agreed to eliminate discriminatory measures that limit opportunities for Australian wine sales in British Columbia, by 1…

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Backing our SMEs to export to the world

The Liberal-National Government is backing a $12 million program to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Australia realise their export dreams. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Government’s support for the TradeStart program would help SMEs to export their products and services to new markets around the world. “We recognise…

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Major boost for Rottnest Island tourism

Major boost for Rottnest Island tourism   Western Australia’s iconic Rottnest Island is set for a major boost with the Liberal-National Government today announcing $17.2 million for vital infrastructure upgrades to help enhance the visitor experience and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Island. Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Rottnest Island was…

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Cultural tourism front and centre of new tourism partnership

High value international visitors seeking bespoke and premium tourism experiences will be the focus of a new partnership launched today between Tourism Australia and Australia’s most iconic arts and cultural attractions. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Cultural Attractions of Australia will help lure more high value travellers and drive visitation to…

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Enhancing Australia’s role in Pacific infrastructure projects

Joint Release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne  The Morrison Government welcomes the passing of legislation that will significantly boost Australia’s ability to support infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific region. The passage of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019, with the support of Labor, significantly expands…

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